Should You Wash With Bar Soap Or Body Wash?

There are many debates associated with washing and hygiene, from the choice between baths and showers, what order you should wash your hair in and how often you should wash yourself to keep clean without drying out your skin.

Another debate that is similar to these is whether you should wash yourself with bar soap or a body wash liquid or gel mixture, assuming both are organic body products.

According to a survey published by Mintel in 2016, 55 per cent of people surveyed said that they found bar soap more inconvenient, and for a not-insubstantial number of people, that is enough to sway their decision, however, there are more factors to consider than just convenience.

For example, your skin type can affect which types of products are best for you. For example, people with dry skin tend to opt for liquid products such as body milks that contain moisturisers that can help with dry, flaky skin.

On the other hand, bar soaps tend to be more cost-effective, as far less of the soap is used per wash compared to a liquid, and far less is washed down the drain during a vigorous shower. It is also more environmentally friendly as it is smaller, easier to transport and can be packaged in recyclable materials.

Certain soaps have a scrub effect as well that can help break down dirt, sweat and oils more effectively than a body wash, although both are highly capable at cleansing.

For people who have more oily skin, a bar soap is also ideal as it can help strip away some of that excess oil and help skin feel more comfortable.

Ultimately, the key to choosing the right product is to choose ingredients that are best for your skin, avoiding fragrances, allergens and irritants, and there is a wide variety of liquid washes and bar soaps to choose from that you can find the ideal product for your skin.

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